Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Time for Seeds

It is that time again - time to get seeds for this year's garden!  My wife and I decided that we are going to use more heirloom / open-pollinated seeds this year.  We always start all of our garden from seed anyway and thought that we would enjoy some new varieties and save some money along the way. (See Tomato Seed Saving)
 There are a number of quality vendors who sell heirloom seeds, but we thought we would look locally first.  (another way to reduce the food miles)  And lucky us!!  We found one!  Diane's Flower Seeds.  She offers a wide selection of seeds - not just veggies either.  So we are placing our order from her and will be able to stop over and pick them up ourselves.

There may not be a local supplier near where you live - but you won't know unless you try.  Search the web, ask your gardening friends, call your local extension service.  Part of gardening is being a good earth steward.  Buy locally when you can.

Get your hands dirty!


  1. Good luck with the heirlooms. I bought a tomato plant last year from an old farmer who has been growing this variety, (which he did not know the name), since he was a kid. And the texture was great and the taste had just the right sweetness.

  2. Thanks for the post. Another thing to add to my to-do list!

  3. Being a beginner gardener...when do you plant your seeds? I also live in the Ogden Area! :)

  4. Anonymous -
    It really depends on the seeds... I will do a post explaining this next week to help.
    Stay Tuned!!
    and thanks for the comment! Love to get another Ogden-ite visiting!


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